American Religious Leaders (American Biographies) by Timothy L. Hall

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She served as the project’s president until her death on August 8, 1929, in Medford, Massachusetts. Martha Gallison Moore Avery followed a spiritual path that took her from Unitarianism to Catholicism and a political one from socialism to markedly more conservative views. She was a protofeminist who ultimately opposed feminism. But she never retreated from a vigorous public life that eventually made her one of the foremost Catholic lay preachers of her generation. Further Reading Carrigan, D.

The next year he married Ruth Washburn, with whom he had 13 children, only 9 of whom survived infancy. In 1795, the year of his marriage, Ballou began to preach a Unitarian version of Universalism after he grew to believe that the doctrine of the Trinity lacked a scriptural basis. In the years that followed, he also revisited the orthodox doctrine of the atonement and eventually published in 1805 what Ballou, Hosea 17 would be perhaps his most important work, A Treatise on Atonement. Orthodox Christians commonly understood Christ’s death to affect a vicarious or substitutionary atonement: human sin merited punishment to satisfy God’s divine justice, and by his death Christ vicariously suffered the punishment warranted by human sin.

Snyder, Stephen H. Lyman Beecher and His Children: The Transformation of a Religious Tradition. : Carlson, 1991. Beissel, Johann Conrad (1692–1768) founder and leader of the Ephrata commune of Seventh Day Baptists The monastic life has flourished more often under the shadow of the Roman Catholic Church than that of its Protestant counterparts. Nevertheless, Johann Conrad Beissel, a Seventh Day Baptist who established the Ephrata commune, demonstrated that the monastic impulse may fasten itself to Protestant as well as Catholic piety.

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